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GALWAY has so many stories to tell

Having found your favourite spots to see on your next visit to Galway, it’s time to put the wheels in motion. Share your discoveries with your friends and family, get booking and prepare for an incredibly memorable trip.

 

MAGGIE MURPHY’S CHRISTMAS MEMORIES

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Co-owner of local design shop 2 Wild Geese, Maggie Murphy has become quite the well-known face on the retail scene. A Galwegian through and through, many of her Christmas memories are tied to the city and that indescribably magical merriment that seems to permeate the streets. We caught up with Maggie to journey through Christmas past, present and future right here in Galway and it was one wholesome conversation…

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SHOP AND STAY IN THE WESTEND THIS CHRISTMAS

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If you’re in the process of planning a Christmas shopping excursion, we’ve got the guide for you. Galway is divided up into a number of different districts, each with their own delicious eateries, exciting atmosphere and independent stores for you to experience, while limiting your movements to just one area. Here’s where to shop and stay in the Westend to get all your gifts in one go…

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PLANT-BASED PERFECTION AT GREENS & CO.

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Galway’s food community is known far and wide for its dedication to serving local produce to the highest possible standard, and the Westend’s very own plant-based paradise – Greens & Co. – is a stellar example of that. Having recently entered into the world of retail with a stunning mix of locally produced bits and pieces, you’re going to want to pencil in a trip to number 4 Henry Street for some last minute stocking stuffers.

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HARRY’S BAR TURNS THREE

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Since the month of December back in 2017, Harry’s Bar at Water Lane has been in a steady state of evolution. Having found their sweet spot and with a definite sense of who they are, the crew at Harry’s are heading into their fourth year with style. Lockdown showed us just how innovative these guys can be and with them constantly looking for new ways to kick things up a notch, we’re looking forward to seeing what they come up with next.

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SHOP AND STAY IN THE LATIN QUARTER THIS CHRISTMAS

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If you’re in the process of planning a Christmas shopping excursion, we’ve got the guide for you. Galway is divided up into a number of different districts, each with their own delicious eateries, exciting atmosphere and independent stores for you to experience, while limiting your movements to just one area. Here’s where to shop and stay in the Latin Quarter to get all your gifts in one go…

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A MAKESHIFT MARKETPLACE: BEST GALWAY CRAFTS

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Given the circumstances we’ve found ourselves in this year, craft fairs and flea markets have been put on pause, and leisurely browsing through shelves and stalls is no longer order of the day. For this reason, we’ve decided to gather some of our very favourite local craftspeople and independent producers to create something akin to a marketplace here at This is Galway. From artists and creatives to artisan food and drink producers, here’s who to support within our local community over the festive season…

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